Voting and Voters
Voting is something so very important to our lives and being political is just a part of being socially involved and caring.
I have received much education by experience and from Peter G. Prontzos and Bruce Wilson, two of the most enlightened minds I have ever met, and from the great Dr. Arthur Janov and his wife France Janov.
I have found through careful observation and thought that those not voting are suffering from a kind of learned helplessness from various causes. I have further surmised that those voting against their own interests suffer from the same disease but have a deep push of learned helplessness from severe childhood trauma and deprivation or pre-verbal stage neglect and trauma. The latter are not persuadable by reason or logic and their eyes denote a kind of intense over reaction to such as if it were a kind of poisonous threat.
Why is this so? This exists because of learned helplessness in association with needs and feelings which creates an overwhelming sense of hopelessness/helplessness. This in turn creates an alienation not just from what you once needed, but a symbolization of the early feelings and needs. This creates not just a false struggle that is at the root of greed and thirst for power over others, but an alienation from the person so afflicted from themselves. This in turn creates a false self that is oppressive not just of the person but of others.
Those suffering more from current states of helplessness due to poverty can be very enlightened concerning their needs and these can be reached by progressive values. They are persuadable. These are those that must be reached for involvement in political causes. Others, like many of the followers of Trump are indications of an electorate that is incapable of rational motivations.
When you don’t vote those most damaged and out of touch with themselves will. That is why no matter how hopeless you feel about changing things with your vote, you must surely do so. The alternative is too terrible to contemplate.
David “Mitch” Sotelo